As is usual at Easter time Tilehurst Roofing Contractors are booked in to repair various school roofs. Its a time of year we do find ourselves in high demand from local schools for this type of roofing maintenance - the pupils are on holiday and the weather is usually kind. This year with Easter being late, we could only fit in 3 schools. 2 long term customers, Queen Anne's, Reading School and a new customer Bradfield CE Primary School.
I thought it would be interesting to share a little bit of history about Tilehurst Roofing Contractors, how the company evolved and how we developed our logo into what it is now. Tilehurst Felt Roofing was formed by Gordon Sims in the middle sixties. As Gordon was living in Tilehurst, and the company carried out felt roofing, the company was called Tilehurst Felt Roofing, simple as that.
Following our success with the Tilehurst Roofing Contractors poppy appeal window display, the girls have now started on our Christmas display. We decided to use a Silver and Blue theme for our decorations this year just to keep it corporate. Caroline has spent many hours knitting hats for our ‘TRC Teds’ and our TRC Dude the Duck!
Some time ago Tilehurst Roofing Contractors had a flyer arrive on the doorstep telling us an event was being organised to ‘Turn Tilehurst Red for Remembrance Day, and that they were hoping to rally all businesses, residents, clubs etc in helping with the project, remembering the fallen from World War One on its hundredth anniversary. They wanted everyone to feature this for two weeks between 1st to 14th November.
The Spring Fayre returns to Reading School, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LW on Saturday 12th May 2018 between 12 - 3.30pm. They are featuring the car show again this year but are anticipating it to be bigger and better than last years turn out so should be worth a viewing.
Why jet-washing roofs can cost you ££££!Recently we have been asked to again repair roofs in the Tilehurst area, after they have been jet washed to remove moss.We found gutterings and down-pipes completely full of tile debris and moss, which have subsequently overflowed. This caused water to run down walls and could mean potential damp problems long term.The last roof we were called to needed 15 tiles to be replaced - simply because it was cleaned using a jet-washer. With our experience and knowledge of available replacement products, we try hard but new tiles will generally not match any jet washed roof tiles, as all the coloured fleck will have been blown off.Smart roof repairsTo counter this, and to make the house still look good from the street, we swapped some rear roof tiles to the front, so the repairs were not so obvious.Unbelievably the jet washer had also blown a hole straight through the G.R.P valley troughs.So please be aware of the dangers of jet-washing; they are great for all sorts of applications, but only clean roof tiles using hand tools to prevent unnecessary aggravation and cost!More about cleaning moss off roofs in our blog here
Watch this space for more info about the Tilehurst Roofing Contractors Classic Car Collection.But until then - feast on this totally awesome eye candy for petrol-heads!
Continuing it’s support for youngsters to grow in their chosen sport, Tilehurst Roofing Contractors will continue to sponsor the Berkshire Youth Development League for a further 2 years.The funding will help and promote Grass Roots football in our local community.Tilehurst Roofing known mainly for Motorsports, and its classic car collection is happy to support the Youth Development League again.Colin Sims Tilehurst Roofing’s Director said “Its good to see youngsters of all ages taking part in sporting activities, as over the years some of our youngsters have gone on to be World Champions in their fields”.
With the summer School break well under way, we as usual are busy trying to complete all our school roofing and repair works.The weathers been on our side, so all our school works are going well so far. There are obvious problems with working on this during term time, so we are limited to a short window when all the kids are off. Urgent Re-Roofing JobJust to add more pressure on us, a large re-roof was thrown into the pot.The Peppard War Memorial Hall is being closed down for a month for various major works, including a complete new roof.The roofing contractor who was originally assigned the re-roofing works, pulled out at the last minute, putting the owners under real pressure.The committee then asked if we could ‘Fit it in’ during the summer.So the Tilehurst Roofing team have helped out and we are now well underway with another large contract.Just hope we have dry weather…………………
To add to our already busy work load, the 200 plus schools we look after in Hampshire are springing leaks.After the downpour last week, we are receiving numerous requests to repair roofs and guttering. Often its simply a matter of a good gutter clean is required, to clear out leaves and other debris; sometimes a bit of remedial work is needed.Call us on 01189 503 204 if you have an summer downpour guttering problem!